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Toolkit for ACR Site Visits

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) calls for all providers of CT, MRI, breast MRI, nuclear medicine, and PET exams that bill under Part B of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule to be accredited by Jan. 1, … Continue reading

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Important CMD Final Rule Requirement: Primary Source Verification

1. What is “primary source verification?” The MIPPA/CMS final rule requires verification of personnel qualifications with primary source verification. It is no longer enough to simply obtain a copy of your physicians’ and staff’s credentials. You must now have a … Continue reading

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The ACR and Society of Breast Imaging Statement on Radiation Received to the Thyroid from Mammography

Some Americans have expressed concern, due to an erroneous media report, that the small amount of radiation a patient receives from a mammogram may significantly increase the likelihood of developing thyroid cancer.  This concern simply is not supported in scientific … Continue reading

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AAPM Cautions Against Unnecessary Use of Lead Shields during Breast Exams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charles E. Blue 301-209-3091 cblue@aip.org College Park, MD (April 14, 2011) — Contrary to recent media reports, the use of lead shielding during routine breast exams provides virtually no benefit in the prevention of thyroid cancer … Continue reading

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